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Jonathan is responsible for leading the provision of legal advice to AWE and for managing its company secretarial requirements. With more than 25 years’ experience as an in-house lawyer, Jonathan has operated in global enterprises in the business services, information technology and professional services sectors.
Jonathan graduated from Clare College, Cambridge with a degree in law and qualified as a solicitor with the leading regional law firm, DWF.
After moving to niche intellectual property law firm Dallas Brett, he began his career as an in-house lawyer with the European legal department of US Fortune 500 vehicle fleet and property management business, PHH. He subsequently moved to ICL, part of the Japanese head-quartered global technology company, Fujitsu. While at Fujitsu he headed the intellectual property function of Fujitsu Services, became legal director for Fujitsu’s European services businesses and finally general counsel for its UK and Ireland product and services operations. After leaving Fujitsu, Jonathan acted as general counsel to the innovative managed legal services business of the international law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner, then joined the leading management consultancy to in-house lawyers, LBC Wise Counsel.
After resuming his in-house career at global network communications company, Metaswitch Networks, Jonathan joined AWE as General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2016.
Named in The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 in 2008, Jonathan has also been elected as a lifetime fellow of the Society for Computers and Law. He writes on legal functional management and acts as a mentor to in-house lawyers.
Jonathan lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and two children. Aside from family commitments, he is a keen singer and gardener.